Our top tips for a nature-inspired Christmas tablescape
Bring the outdoors in with a rustic, nature-inspired Christmas tablescape filled with green foliage and organic forms. A beautifully textured bark tray filled with branches of Christmas tree houses three pillar candles of varying heights to create a charming Scandinavian inspired centrepiece.
This take on a nature tablescape is created with a colour palette marrying soft beige hues with natural elements from the textured wood and forest green foliage.
1. Choose your base
A table runner or tablecloth in light beige tones makes the perfect stage for a nature inspired table. Avoid tablecloths with bold patterns so it doesn’t distract from your centrepiece and instead prioritise texture like linens or organic cotton. If you have a beautifully textured table stick with just a runner and keep the tables surface exposed.
2. Build your centrepiece
Start by placing a tray in the centre of the table. To stick with the natural theme, steer towards a wooden tray with exposed bark to showcase natures beauty. Add chunky pillar candles of varying height into your tray to act as an anchor for your centrepiece. The twinkly candlelight will enchant your guests and create a calm, festive, atmosphere.
Fill any gaps in your tray with winter foliage. Using short branches from your Christmas tree is a cost effective and sustainable way to create some natural magic on your tablescape. Have the foliage spilling out of the tray and extend the coverage to the width of the tablecloth/runner to artfully frame your centrepiece.
Adorn your foliage with white winter berries and foraged pinecones for the perfect finishing touch.
3. Frame your crockery
Create a whimsical stage for your crockery with wooden place settings. Get creative and use chunky wooden log slices with exposed bark as placemats. The natural texture of the log slices pairs delightfully with the exposed bark tray and works in harmony with the green foliage within the tablescape.
Choosing glimmering gold cutlery brings a touch of elegance to the tablescape and is in keeping with the beige-toned colour palette. Framing your crockery with touches of gold and natural wooden elements will elevates your guests dining experience.
4. Pick your plates
In-keeping with the natural colour palette, we chose understated, patterned, beige crockery for our tableware. The texture of the plate’s ties in perfectly with the existing organic forms within this natural Christmas tablescape. Choose napkins with similar tones to your tablecloth/runner to avoid creating a stark contrast. Stick with wood for your napkin rings to match the rest of your design.
5. Make a statement
One of the hottest trends in tableware right now is statement glassware. With such an understated design, adding stand out drinking glasses to your tablescape is sure to impress your guests. Go for organically shaped glassware, like these wavy textured tumblers that emulate flowing water and natural shapes.
This fresh take on a rustic, natural, Christmas tablescape puts nature front and centre and will make the table as memorable as the meal. Soft hues, lush greenery and natural textures create a serene atmosphere and creates as a heavenly space to host your Christmas day.